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New Sonos apps bring universal search and streamlined design

New Sonos apps bring universal search and streamlined design

By Stuart Miles

Sonos has updated its Android and iOS apps to bring new features to the company's wireless music system.The new update is expected to be officially available at the end of April for Android and iOS users, but will be able to be tried by Android users... Read more

Pure announces Contour D1, its first digital clock radio dock with Bluetooth streaming

Pure announces Contour D1, its first digital clock radio dock with Bluetooth streaming

By Britta O'Boyle

Pure has announced another addition to its extensive Bluetooth speaker line-up, this time in the form of the Contour D1.The Contour D1 is a digital radio dock that offers Bluetooth streaming, claimed to be the first of its kind, and it features the same... Read more

Harman Kardon Aura review
4.0 stars

Harman Kardon Aura review

By Mike Lowe

The Harman Kardon Aura may look like The Jetson's spaceship has collided with a ultra-modern kitchen blender but this quirky design housing is actually a wireless home speaker.If you're seeking a showstopper in speaker design that is also small and compact... Read more

JBL Authentic L16 and L8 wireless speakers stream studio quality music from almost any device

JBL Authentic L16 and L8 wireless speakers stream studio quality music from almost any device

By Luke Edwards

JBL has announced a new Authentic Series of wireless speakers in the L16 and L8. Both work with virtually any device, feature digital music enhancing technology and play streams at studio quality.Both JBL Authentics L16 and L8 feature AirPlay, DLNA, NFC... Read more

Denon DHT-T100 review
4.5 stars

Denon DHT-T100 review

By Chris Hall

Speaker bases have appeared from all corners recently, their purpose to offer an upgrade over your TV's built-in speakers but without the need for a full speaker setup or soundbar. Denon's DHT-T100 offering lives directly under the TV to keep it tucked... Read more

Jarre AeroTwist turns the mobile Bluetooth speaker game around

Jarre AeroTwist turns the mobile Bluetooth speaker game around

By Luke Edwards

If you sometimes think the monotony of new Bluetooth speakers feels like going round in a circle, it's time to celebrate - the Jarre AeroTwist breaks the circle. Literally.This new chrome-plated ABS Bluetooth speaker uses a circular design which can be... Read more

Shuffler.fm comes to Sonos speakers for recommendation-based internet radio at home

Shuffler.fm comes to Sonos speakers for recommendation-based internet radio at home

By Luke Edwards

Sonos has announced that from 4pm today Shuffler.fm will be available in the Sonos Labs.Shuffler is an internet radio platform that selects the best music sites and blogs worldwide and pulls the top tracks in for users to listen to all from one place.READ: Which... Read more

Bowers & Wilkins revamps 600 Series speaker range, aimed at home cinema and hi-fi

Bowers & Wilkins revamps 600 Series speaker range, aimed at home cinema and hi-fi

By Rik Henderson

Bowers & Wilkins has launched a revamped line-up of speakers for its 600 Series. There are six new speakers in the range in total, with two differently sized floorstanders, the 683 and 684, a bookshelf satellite, the 685, and a compact speaker for those... Read more

Bose SoundLink III speaker for £260 offers Bluetooth connectivity and colourful scratch-proof cases

Bose SoundLink III speaker for £260 offers Bluetooth connectivity and colourful scratch-proof cases

By Elyse Betters

Bose has introduced a new Bluetooth speaker called the SoundLink III,  a successor to the SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker.Describing it as the "best-performing mobile Bluetooth speaker", Bose said it plays louder and longer than the SoundLink Mini... Read more

Logitech's UE Mini Boom Bluetooth speaker is both durable and portable for £79

Logitech's UE Mini Boom Bluetooth speaker is both durable and portable for £79

By Elyse Betters

Logitech's Ultimate Ears brand has introduced a new portable Bluetooth speaker, and it's called the UE Mini Boom.The UE Mini Boom features a battery that lasts up to 10 hours, support for Bluetooth connectivity from up to 50 feet away, micro-USB charging,... Read more

Wireless BoomBox speaker for smartphones delivers amplifed sound with a single touch for £25

Wireless BoomBox speaker for smartphones delivers amplifed sound with a single touch for £25

By Elyse Betters

There's a new wireless speaker on the market that works with just a simple touch, and it's appropriately called the Wireless Touch Speaker BoomBox.Since the BoomBox is wireless, you won't need to plug in your smartphone to hear amplified music. All you... Read more

Blue Aura x10 stereo speaker boasts Bluetooth and NFC connectivity for £309

Blue Aura x10 stereo speaker boasts Bluetooth and NFC connectivity for £309

By Elyse Betters

Wireless speaker company Blue Aura has introduced a new stereo speaker with support for Bluetooth and NFC, and it is called the x10.The x10 sports a 22cm x 32cm x 12cm measurement, so it's relatively small for a stereo speaker, and it is available in... Read more

Pure Jongo S3 review
3.5 stars

Pure Jongo S3 review

By Ian Morris

When the Pure Jongo S3 arrived in the office we didn't quite get the point at first. A battery powered Bluetooth speaker is always handy, but we'd seen enough to know that if we're going to get on with them, they need to have a unique selling point.Where... Read more

Yamaha Relit Bluetooth speaker with wireless sound and light now fully available the UK

Yamaha Relit Bluetooth speaker with wireless sound and light now fully available the UK

By Luke Edwards

Relit is Yamaha's designer sound system that doesn't stop at your ears, it wants to get in through your eyes too. It's a beautiful-looking wireless speaker that Yamaha says offers crystal-clear sound.The Relit was unveiled at IFA in Berlin in September... Read more

Stelle Audio Pillar review
4.5 stars

Stelle Audio Pillar review

By Mike Lowe

The Stelle Audio Pillar certainly proves that Bluetooth speakers needn’t be small, plasticky pieces of kit with mediocre sound. This pillar-shaped speaker not only looks the part, the premium build of the device also kicks out the audio with gusto.But... Read more

Sonos and online high-quality music service, Qobuz, extend coverage in Europe

Sonos and online high-quality music service, Qobuz, extend coverage in Europe

By Luke Edwards

Sonos has already got many of its high-end audio systems in houses across Europe, now high-quality music service Qobuz has extended its coverage with Sonos to fill homes in a further eight European countries with great quality music.Qobuz claims to... Read more

Naim UnitiQute 2 review
4.5 stars

Naim UnitiQute 2 review

By Ian Morris

Stuff that costs over a grand is always a hard sell in hi-fi. There are some good reasons for that, and some bad ones. Simply put though, the quality of standard equipment has fallen so far that you can now get some really nice sounding audio gear for... Read more

Hands-on: Naim Statement, at £125,000 this is the 'Bentley of amplifiers'

Hands-on: Naim Statement, at £125,000 this is the 'Bentley of amplifiers'

By Mike Lowe

Naim could have named the Statement anything it liked, as one glance at this giant pre-amp and twin mono amplifier trio is an aesthetic statement in itself. Oh, and then there's the £125,000 price - $206,000 for our American friends - which would make... Read more

Bem Wireless Speaker Band is a Bluetooth speaker for your wrist

Bem Wireless Speaker Band is a Bluetooth speaker for your wrist

By Elyse Betters

Forget about owning a smartwatch, activity tracker, or sports band, because now you can own a speaker band.That's right, it's a Bluetooth speaker for your wrist. Bem Wireless is at the 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, where it has unveiled a wrist-wearable,... Read more

Damson Jetstream I speakers adjust to their surroundings and offer multi-room wireless audio

Damson Jetstream I speakers adjust to their surroundings and offer multi-room wireless audio

By Luke Edwards

Damson hasn't been around long but in its short life it's been innovating fast. Now the Jetstream I line of speaker have been announced at CES to disrupt the audio industry further.Jetstream I speakers use the world first Optimized Room Audio (ORA) technology... Read more

Naim makes a bold Statement, the £125,000 home amplification system that comes from outer space

Naim makes a bold Statement, the £125,000 home amplification system that comes from outer space

By Rik Henderson

Cue Strauss's Blue Danube, the Statement has landed. Naim Audio has revealed the Statement, a super high-end home amplification system for hi-fi audio that costs a mind-bending £125,000.Comprising Naim's NAC S1 preamplifier and two NAP S1 mono power... Read more

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Essence: Hands-on with the one-touch, wall-mounted control music system

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Essence: Hands-on with the one-touch, wall-mounted control music system

By Mike Lowe

Bang & Olufsen is known for its high-end audio products and its bold, showy designs. The BeoSound Essence music system focuses instead on simplicity - the small wall-mounted aluminium controller and a separate box combine for a subtle, almost hidden concept... Read more

Scosche at CES 2014: superCUBE wall charger, boomBOTTLE Bluetooth speakers and more

Scosche at CES 2014: superCUBE wall charger, boomBOTTLE Bluetooth speakers and more

By Elyse Betters

Scosche has several new products on display at the 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, including a wall charger and additions to its Bluetooth speaker range and magicMount system.The superCUBE wall charger is supposedly the "smallest, universal 12W (2.1A)... Read more

Sony introduces its first TV Base Speaker and new soundbars

Sony introduces its first TV Base Speaker and new soundbars

By Luke Edwards

In a first, Sony has stepped into the world of TV Base Speakers with its new HT-XT1. It's also unveiled two new Sound Bars in the HT-CT770 and HT-CT370 at CES 2014.The Sony Speaker Base offers space-saving sound expansion for TVs by sliding under the... Read more

Panasonic introduces multi-room speaker systems with Qualcomm AllPlay support

Panasonic introduces multi-room speaker systems with Qualcomm AllPlay support

By Jake Smith

Panasonic has announced new multi-room speaker systems that uses Qualcomm's AllPlay. The AllPlay solution  - during CES 2014 in Las Vegas - will allow you to beam music from your mobile device, over the network and into the speakers. The line-up consists... Read more

Singing Machine Home makes karaoke attractive, also docks with phones via Bluetooth

Singing Machine Home makes karaoke attractive, also docks with phones via Bluetooth

By Luke Edwards

When we say Singing Machine Home makes karaoke attractive, we mean it looks gorgeous, not that your singing will sound any better.The Home is the first Bluetooth speaker that turns into a karaoke machine, according to Singing Machine. Using HDMI, Home... Read more

Pure Jongo multiroom system to work with any music streaming app, as Caskeid tech adopted

Pure Jongo multiroom system to work with any music streaming app, as Caskeid tech adopted

By Rik Henderson

Pure is adopting Caskeid technology in order to open up the use of its Jongo wireless multiroom music system to all streaming applications.Owners of Jongo speakers will be able to stream Spotify, Deezer, Rdio, Pandora or the like to one Jongo speaker... Read more

Samsung to show Sonos Play:1 rival Shape M5 wireless speaker at CES

Samsung to show Sonos Play:1 rival Shape M5 wireless speaker at CES

By Rik Henderson

Samsung is to further set its sights on Sonos with a new addition to its Shape wireless audio multiroom system, which will be unveiled in the flesh on its stand at CES 2014 in Las Vegas next week.The Samsung Shape M5 is smaller than the previously announced... Read more

Cambridge Audio's Azur 851 flagship series and new Minx speakers to debut at CES 2014

Cambridge Audio's Azur 851 flagship series and new Minx speakers to debut at CES 2014

By Elyse Betters

Cambridge Audio will be showing off a new line-up of Hi-Fi preamplifiers, amplifiers and speakers, next week, at the CES 2014 tradeshow in Las Vegas.Specifically, the company wants to show off its flagship series, Azur 851, which consists of the Azur... Read more

Gramovox is the world’s first Bluetooth gramophone speaker

Gramovox is the world’s first Bluetooth gramophone speaker

By Luke Edwards

Gramovox isn’t just a unique looking feat of design and engineering, it’s the world’s first Bluetooth gramophone. That means you get high fidelity, classic sound with those timeless good looks.The Gramovox is based on the 1920s Magnavox R3 horn... Read more

Libratone Loop review
4.0 stars

Libratone Loop review

By Mike Lowe

We’ve had something of a love-hate relationship with the Libratone Loop. This circular-fronted speaker has a distinctive, quirky design and - even though we’ve ended up with the grey finish for review instead of one of the more exciting colour options... Read more

Harman Kardon Aura wireless speaker system offers omnidirectional oomph and alien looks

Harman Kardon Aura wireless speaker system offers omnidirectional oomph and alien looks

By Rik Henderson

Harmon Kardon has a reputation for trying things a little differently in the design stakes with its home entertainment kit, but the Aura wireless speaker system is something else entirely.Looking perhaps more like a UFO, humidifier or fat-free fryer,... Read more

Hands-on: Bayan Audio Soundbook X3 review

Hands-on: Bayan Audio Soundbook X3 review

By Mike Lowe

Bluetooth speakers are all the rage, but if you’re looking for a slice of audio product hot stuff to adorn your bookshelf or desk then British manufacturer Bayan Audio might have just the ticket in the Soundbook X3.The name is a clue to the product’s... Read more

Analogue radio is sentenced to die: Halfords to stop selling analogue-only in two years

Analogue radio is sentenced to die: Halfords to stop selling analogue-only in two years

By Luke Edwards

The age of digital radio is well and truly ready to deal a death blow to analogue, as Halfords announces it will stop selling analogue-only car radios within two years.From 2015 Halfords will offer only digital receivers, ushering in the switchover to... Read more

Onkyo LS-T10 review
4.0 stars

Onkyo LS-T10 review

By Chris Hall

One of the emerging trends of 2013 has been the speaker base. They've appeared from all quarters - including Onkyo, here with the LS-T10 - looking to resolve that issue of poor TV sound, but without treading down the full AV receiver and surround sound... Read more

i-Box Max aptX Bluetooth speaker is here to impress your ears

i-Box Max aptX Bluetooth speaker is here to impress your ears

By Luke Edwards

i-Box has announced a new speaker to add to its wireless range, called the Max.The i-Box Max is a Bluetooth speaker that uses high-quality aptX coding for superior sound. It’s also working with Bluetooth 4.0, so battery life won’t be drained too badly.... Read more

Audioengine A2+ speakers launch with Audioengine D3 USB DAC headphone amp

Audioengine A2+ speakers launch with Audioengine D3 USB DAC headphone amp

By Elyse Betters

Audioengine has launched two new products, Audioengine D3 and Audioengine A2+, which are meant to bolster the audio output and sound performance of your computer-based music.Audioengine D3 is a 24-bit USB DAC and headphone amp that plugs into the USB... Read more

JBL Synchros headphones line-up announced, something for everyone from £70 to £300

JBL Synchros headphones line-up announced, something for everyone from £70 to £300

By Rik Henderson

Harman has announced a new line-up of headphones for its sub-brand JBL. The JBL Synchros range is the first to feature the company's proprietary LiveStage signal processing technology, which is designed to deliver a more natural, lifelike listening experience,... Read more

Pure Connect iOS and Android apps updated to add PC and Mac music streaming to multiple Jongo speakers

Pure Connect iOS and Android apps updated to add PC and Mac music streaming to multiple Jongo speakers

By Rik Henderson

Pure has updated its Pure Connect iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android applications with the ability to wirelessly stream music stored on a computer to multiple connected speakers in its Jongo multiroom range.The app has always featured wireless streaming... Read more

Teac USB DAC Amplifier AI-501DA review
4.5 stars

Teac USB DAC Amplifier AI-501DA review

By Ian Morris

If you live on your computer and want to hear better sound then you need to break away from the in-built soundcard and move to an external digital-to-analogue converter (DAC). That's where the Teac AI-501DA - an integrated amplifier and USB DAC - comes... Read more

Revo SuperSignal DAB Bluetooth Radio brings retro style to modern tech

Revo SuperSignal DAB Bluetooth Radio brings retro style to modern tech

By Luke Edwards

Revo has just announced the expansion of its SuperSeries range with the SuperSignal DAB Radio.The new SuperSignal will ooze retro good looks along with functional design for great quality sound. But now it’s more technically connected than anything... Read more

Gear4 HouseParty 6 speaker with iPhone and iPod Lightning dock on sale today

Gear4 HouseParty 6 speaker with iPhone and iPod Lightning dock on sale today

By Luke Edwards

Gear4 has just announced its HouseParty 6 speaker with Lightning dock for iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5 and newer iPod Touch.READ: GEAR4 AlarmDock Reveal reviewThe HouseParty 6 has a spring-loaded Lightning connector, two 2.7-inch drivers and a bass... Read more

Pure Evoke D2 digital radio now with Bluetooth, launching this Christmas for £100

Pure Evoke D2 digital radio now with Bluetooth, launching this Christmas for £100

By Elyse Betters

Pure has a new digital broadcast and FM radio that can wirelessly stream audio content from a mobile device, and it's called the Evoke D2 with Bluetooth.The Evoke D2 with Bluetooth costs £99.99. That's only £15 more than the original Evoke D2. Pure... Read more

Dali Kubik Free is the Bluetooth speaker for the audio connoisseur

Dali Kubik Free is the Bluetooth speaker for the audio connoisseur

By Rik Henderson

Danish high-end speaker brand Dali has made its performance-centric Bluetooth speaker system available in the UK.The Dali Kubik Free is a wireless two-way active speaker that features a 5-inch (127mm) wood fibre cone woofer and 1-inch (25cm) soft dome... Read more

View Quest Hepburn and Bardot DAB radios to rival Pure

View Quest Hepburn and Bardot DAB radios to rival Pure

By Luke Edwards

If you’re in the market for a retro-looking DAB radio capable of Bluetooth streaming, View Quest is here to help. The British-based developer has just announced two new DAB radios called Hepburn and Bardot.No their full names aren’t Audrey Hepburn... Read more

World record number of live performances to be streamed from 30 London Eye capsules tonight

World record number of live performances to be streamed from 30 London Eye capsules tonight

By Luke Edwards

As part of a Red Bull Revolutions in Sound record attempt this evening 30 live performances will be broadcast from different capsules of the London Eye. This will beat the previous record of 26 achieved at the 2012 Olympics.The pods will each be home... Read more

Pure Evoke D4 and Evoke D4 with Bluetooth DAB and FM radios announced

Pure Evoke D4 and Evoke D4 with Bluetooth DAB and FM radios announced

By Luke Edwards

The fourth generation of Pure Evoke DAB and FM radio has been announced this morning as the Evoke D4. The upgrade includes better audio, streamlined looks and more features.The Pure Evoke D4 is a portable DAB digital and FM radio that comes in a walnut... Read more

Pure Jongo T6 review
3.5 stars

Pure Jongo T6 review

By Mike Lowe

Pure is all about wireless audio, and that’s what the alleged "room-filling" - not literally, just with audio of course - Pure Jongo T6 is all about.In a world where we’re connected to the cloud, where smart devices come with Bluetooth, and where... Read more

Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base review
4.0 stars

Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base review

By Mike Lowe

Modern day televisions are getting thinner and thinner. And so, therefore, is their inherent sound quality. That’s an issue that the Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base looks to rectify.This all-in-one box solution sits underneath the TV - literally, it can... Read more